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ENSIFERUM: 'One Man Army' Video Released

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their new album, "One Man Army", on February 24, 2015 (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded between September and November at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. "One Man Army" digipack track listing (with 20-page bound digibook): Disc 1 ...

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KREATOR Guitarist SAMI YLI-SIRNIÖ's BARREN EARTH Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of BARREN EARTH, the Finland-based progressive death metal outfit featuring guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö (KREATOR, WALTARI). The group recently finished recording its third studio album for an early 2015 release. Combining elements of modern and traditional death metal with '70s progressive rock and folk, BARREN EARTH, now reinforced by ...

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ENSIFERUM: 'One Man Army' Album Cover Artwork Unveiled

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their new album, "One Man Army", on February 24, 2015 (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded between September and November at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. Says ENSIFERUM bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka: "Recording process was long, hard, rewarding and ...

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THE CROWN: New Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Video footage of reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN rehearsing on November 15 at N3 in Trollhättan, Sweden can be seen below. THE CROWN's new studio album, "Death Is Not Dead", will be released on January 12, 2015. The CD's cover artwork was created by Björn Gosses of Killustrations and can be seen below. Says ...

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ENSIFERUM To Release 'One Man Army' In February

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM have completed work on their new album, "One Man Army", for a February 24, 2015 release (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded over the course of the last few weeks at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. Next week, ENSIFERUM will ...

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THE CROWN: 'Headhunter' Video Released

"Headhunter", the new video from reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new studio album, "Death Is Not Dead", which will be released on January 12, 2015. The CD's cover artwork was created by Björn Gosses of Killustrations and can be seen below. Says the ...

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ENSIFERUM Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM have been locked away for three weeks in Astia Studio in Lappeenranta, Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. Drums, bass, and most of the guitar parts for the band's next CD have been recorded. At the end of last week, guest musician Timo Väänänen tracked some takes with his kantele, and over ...

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THE CROWN To Release 'Death Is Not Dead' Album In January

Reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN will celebrate their 25th anniversary with the release of a new studio album, "Death Is Not Dead". The CD's cover artwork was created by Björn Gosses of Killustrations and can be seen below. Says the band: "So, what's new in THE CROWN camp? Well, in just a few months ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's JANNE WIRMAN Speaks To 'The Metalheadz' (Audio)

"The Metalheadz" conducted an interview with keyboardist Janne Wirman of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which is being held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now listen to the chat below. CHILDREN OF BODOM will support San Francisco Bay ...

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ENSIFERUM To Record New Album In The Fall

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM have spent the summer of 2014 on tour in Europe, and will also perform in Japan this winter. In the midst of bringing its melodic folk-infused attack to stages worldwide, the band has been crafting songs for its sixth studio album (their Metal Blade debut), and the writing process is nearing ...

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THE CROWN: New Video Footage From The Studio

Reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN are contining work on their new album for a late 2014 release. A new video clip from the studio, featuring Johan Lindstrand laying down the vocals to a new track called "Death Is Not Dead" can be seen below. THE CROWN last year announced the addition of guitarist Robin ...

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EVOCATION: New Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Video footage of the new lineup of Swedish death metallers EVOCATION rehearsing for upcoming festival appearances can be seen below. EVOCATION is in pre-production for its fifth studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media Records. EVOCATION recently announced the addition of drummer Conny Pettersson (ANATA) to the group's ranks. ...

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Triumph and Power - GRAND MAGUS

Swedish trad metallers GRAND MAGUS have enjoyed a respectable global following as a subtler Scandinavian answer to MANOWAR. As would be expected by their seventh album, "Triumph and Power", there's no letting up with these guys. Consider this one 2014's best album to read the latest issue of "Red Sonja" by. The first three songs, ...

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CANDLEMASS Performs Entire 'Ancient Dreams' Album At ROADBURN (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS' April 11 performance at the Roadburn festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands can be seen below. CANDLEMASS celebrated the 25th anniversary of its third album, "Ancient Dreams", with special live concert on December 28, 2013 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden. The LP, which was originally issued in 1988, has long ...

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EVOCATION: Video Footage From Pre-Production Sessions For Next Album

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION are in pre-production for their fifth studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media Records. Video footage from the pre-production sessions can be seen below. EVOCATION recently announced the addition of drummer Conny Pettersson (ANATA) to the group's ranks. Commented Conny: "I'm proud to be the ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Speaks To SOUNDWAVE TV (Video)

Heavy music presenter Christina Rowatt of Soundwave TV conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Interviewed On Australia's HOT FM (Audio)

Hot FM CQ breakfast announcer Paul "Browny" Brown conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first ...

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HIM's VILLE VALO Speaks To SPOTLIGHT REPORT (Video)

Spotlight Report conducted an interview with Ville Valo, lead singer of Finnish "love" metallers HIM, during this year's Soundwave festiva in Australia. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on ...

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CANDLEMASS: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Helsinki Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS' January 17 performance at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. CANDLEMASS celebrated the 25th anniversary of its third album, "Ancient Dreams", with special live concert on December 28, 2013 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden. The LP, which was originally issued in 1988, has long been hailed as ...

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